Full recording and chat of the Break into Tech webinar that occurred on the 19th of April 2020.
This 4 hour plus recording also includes the Powerpoint Presentation.
This ‘Break into Tech’ webinar will teach you:
-The different sectors in the tech industry
-The different routes to take to kickstart your career
-How to break into the industry from current professionals
This webinar includes a Live Q&A with our amazing panelists who share their unique experiences on how they got into the tech industry and established their careers.
-Tech: Sectors and Opportunities
-Live Q&A with Industry Professionals
-How to Break into the Tech Industry
Amina Aweis, Software Engineer @BT
Amina Aweis is a writer, content strategist and Software Engineer at BT. She is also an ambassador for London Screen Academy which is a sixth form founded by names in the industry behind the production of the Harry Potter series, James Bond and Paddington.
She is also 1/4 of The Black Muslim Girl Podcast (TBMG) which is a space for Black Muslim girls to vibe, elevate, educate each other.
Prior to this, Amina was in the Film & TV industry working for The Ink Factory, who produced the BBC series ‘The Night Manager’ and had also worked alongside BAFTA nominated producer, Manon Ardisson as a Markering & PR assistant.
Amina is passionate about authentic storytelling and believes it’s what connects people together.
Mabintou Kolley, UI/UX Designer @ Clamp Agency
Mabintou Kolley is a London-based founder and creative director of Clamp Digital , founder of Beauty Hive, a UX/UI and digital designer.Mabintou is a creative powerhouse, catering to all brands needs – consultation, digital, strategy, direction, environments, packaging and video for 3 years alone before embarking on the journey of creating an agency with 4 of her peers, Clamp Digital. Her content collectively receives over 18 million impressions per month as she utilises her platform creating content and sharing uplifting or inspiring thoughts. Her words have been used by the likes of Teen Vogue and The Daily Mail.
Reena Rai, Creator Marketing Lead @Pinterest
Reena Rai is the Creator Marketing Lead at Pinterest. She heads up influencer marketing across UK, Canada and Australia working with leading influencers to help them grow their audience and build their brand on the platform. Reena has an impressive multichannel digital skillset and extensive experience of formulating and executing innovative online marketing strategies. Working both client-side and agency-side, Reena has worked on award-winning campaigns within Performance Marketing, SEM and Digital Content.
Prior to Pinterest, Reena worked on award-winning digital marketing campaigns for Harrods, Agent Provocateur, Ted Baker and boohoo.com.
In her spare time she produces content as a successful lifestyle and fashion blogger who has been featured in publications such as Cosmpolitan, Grazia and the British Fashion Council.
Stephanie Itimi, Founder @ Seidea
Stephanie Itimi is a Government Technology Advisor with a passion for gender equality.
A budding social entrepreneur who is enthusiastic about internet education and security. She founder of Seidea, a social enterprise focused on helping BAME women build cyber-security careers and Seinfo, a digital library tackling unemployment by empowering African women and youth with the skills needed for remote working. Stephanie has a track record of supporting global initiatives and was part of the BBC World Service team that developed the world’s first public health information service on the WhatsApp platform. Tackling false Ebola news, Stephanie led a data restructuring project which supplied text, pictures and audio to over 16,000 consumers in West Africa, as well as through partners such as UNICEF, the World Health Organisation, the World Food Program and the Centre for Disease Control.
Stephanie Ozuo, Founder @ Cover My CV
Stephanie Ozuo is the Founder of Cover My, a full fledged careers service that helps job-seekers at all levels break into their desired industries and progress in their careers. An experienced Careers Adviser and employability trainer, she’s helped hundred of people boost their employability prospects and land their dream roles at top companies such as Deloitte, Virgin and Exxon. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, Stephanie is on a mission to tackle the lack of representation in the creative industries and technology. A social entrepreneur she is also the founder of blackfemmefilm, an indie film club and hue, a creative agency making diverse campaigns the new normal.